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Support Groups

Holding Hands

As an organization that empowers people to create healthy in their lives, Hill Country Memorial offers the following free support groups for the community.

Cardiac Support Group

The Cardiac Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month in the Learning Center (first floor of the hospital). The group is open to anyone in the community interested in maintaining heart health. A light, heart-healthy lunch is provided. The meeting and lunch are free, though donations are accepted to help cover the cost of food. Call (830) 997-1358 for more information.

Location: 1020 S. State Hwy. 16, HCM Hospital, Learning Center
Time: 12-1 p.m.

2018 Dates: February 1, March 1 April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month in the second-floor conference room of the Brune Building. The group is led by social worker Brook Bodenhamer and is open to caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Call (830) 997-1335 for more information.

Location: 808 Reuben Street, Brune Building, 2nd floor conference room
Time: 2-3 p.m.

2018 Dates: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4,

Living with Loss Support Group

Living with Loss is a free bereavement support group for anyone who has suffered any kind of death or loss. Support groups usually meet for six weeks, and participants are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Mondays, January 29-March 5, 2018
3 p.m.
Location: HCM Women’s Pavilion Classroom, 1011 S. Milam St.
Facilitated by: Rikki Tai Ferrell, MSW

Kingsland / Highland Lakes
Tuesdays, February 6-March 6, 2018
5 p.m.
Location: Kingsland Hills Care Center (3727 W. Ranch Road 1431)
Facilitated by: HCM Hospice Chaplain Richard Vandeventer

Living with Loss provides:

  • strategies for coping
  • emotional support
  • opportunities to discover new traditions
  • companionship with people who understand loss

For more information about bereavement support, call HCM Hospice at (830) 997-1335 or toll-free at (800) 859-3169.

Quit Smoking Support Group

Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center hosts a support group for anyone who is trying to quit smoking. Meetings are held Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center. Please contact Dawn Sparrow at 830-997-1355 to register.